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Community Engagement Resources

At UMass Chan Medical School . . .

UMass Chan Population Health Clerkship is a team-based, inter-professional, community engaged experience required of all second year medical and graduate nursing students. The clerkship provides a relevant real-world context as students expand their understanding of public and population health concepts.

UMass Chan Summer Service-Learning Assistantship offers rising second-year medical students the opportunity to work in a wide variety of community-based health, educational and human service organizations throughout the Commonwealth. This summer assistantship uses elements of service-learning to expand future physicians’ understanding of the impact of context on people’s health.

UMass Chan Martin Luther King Semester of Service Student Awards allows students to apply for funding awards of $500 to pursue innovative engaged work in local communities.

UMass Center for Clinical and Translational Science conducts clinical and translational research across the five University of Massachusetts campuses with clinical and other key partners, particularly patients and communities.

UMass Chan Prevention Research Center is part of a nationwide network of Prevention Research Centers funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These centers bring together academic institutions and community organizations in partnered research that fosters health and prevents disease.

Community Engagement Library Guides support community engaged research aimed at improving health. They do this through providing a wealth of information for understanding health status and issues in Massachusetts communities, learning about community-engaged research, and developing proposals for future work.

UMass Chan Community Health Toolkit provides access to high-quality population health data and measurement tools, and links to population-based and community resources.

 . . . and in the community

Academic Health Collaborative of Worcester links local universities with the Division of Public Health in a collaborative partnership that bridges academics and practice to improve public health.

Central Massachusetts Regional Public Health Alliance is a coalition of seven municipalities working cooperatively to provide a comprehensive array of services to improve, promote, and protect the health and safety of residents.

The Greater Worcester Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) created by the Central Massachusetts Regional Health Alliance identifies the goals, objectives, and strategies to improve health in the deepest, most sustainable ways possible.